Thursday, April 17, 2014

~O~ for Princess Leia Organa

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~O~  is for Princess Leia Organa from Star Wars

I had to stretch a bit for this one, but hey, her adopted last name begins with 'O' so it counts right?!! *grin*

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . .

Luke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine, but he yearned to travel beyond the farthest reaches of the universe to distant, alien worlds. Then Luke intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful, captive princess . . . and found himself catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime.

Luke Skywalker, proud Princess Leia, and headstrong Han Solo . . . merciless Darth Vader, wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, loyal droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, and the inscrutable Yoda . . . Chewbacca the Wookiee, shifty Lando Calrissian, and the vile Jabba the Hutt . . . all the vivid characters from the Star Wars universe spring to life in these thrilling pages.

The Star Wars Trilogy is a must-read for anyone who wants to relive the excitement, the magic, and the sheer entertainment of this legendary saga now and forever.

Leia is the SciFi version of Wonder Woman. She's strong, smart, can handle weapons, and is a shrewd politician. She gives female characters in the genre a leg up and shows that not all female characters need rescuing. She's the founding member of the Rebel Alliance and as Luke Skywalker's sister is also strong in the force. She trains as a Jedi after the defeat of the Empire.

Have you checked out my debut novel?!! It's a girl superhero novella appropriate for YA or Adult readers. And it's a quick read for those who find themselves short on reading time! Please give it a go and be sure to let me know what you think!!

Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon. This is my very first published work, so please show some love and check it out! If you like it, please leave a review and check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.


Melanie Schulz said...

Leia was my hero when I was a little girl, still is, really.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I didn't know it was a book. The original trilogy still outshines anything that has come afterward.

Stephsco said...

I still have not read any books in the Star Wars universe though I love the movies and have dressed as Leia for more than one occasion (I would really love to put together Leia's Hoth outfit from the beginning of Return of the Jedi for a comic con).

Hope you are enjoying the A to Z Challenge. Here's my post for today on Memorable Characters.